Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 9 16
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 9.68% 14.67% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.77% 15.94% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
West Lothian median daily rate £286 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.67% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £264 £363 £369
90th Percentile £294 £388 £406
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Lothian median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.43
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.73% -55.98%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 47 69 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 75.81% 92.00% 91.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 53
West Lothian median daily rate £286 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.03% -3.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £218 £265 £304
90th Percentile £489 £426 £436
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
West Lothian median hourly rate - £35.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +68.67% +57.91%
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% -23.61% +31.20%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in West Lothian

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in West Lothian.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in West Lothian

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston -3 6 £286 -23.67% 3
Test Automation
Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Lothian region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 3 (50.00%) RESTful
3 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (50.00%) Node.js
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) JSON
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (16.67%) DbUnit
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (16.67%) API Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (16.67%) QA

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) DbUnit
2 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) JSON
1 3 (50.00%) Node.js
1 3 (50.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) API Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle